This second term is different, as President Buhari gives Osinbajo, Boss Mustapha new jobs


President Muhammadu Buhari has set up two committees in preparation for his inauguration for the inauguration of second term in office May 29.

This was contained in a statement titled “Constitution of the Inter-ministerial Presidential Inauguration Committee” which was signed by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Olusegun Adekunle.

According to the statement, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha will chair the inauguration committee.

The other committee which is saddled with the responsibility of auditing the policies, programmes and projects inherited and those initiated and executed by the incumbent administration, is to be chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Members of both committees were also announced.

The inauguration committee has Ministers Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; FCT, Mohammed Bello; and the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole among others.

The statement also announced that the committee will be inaugurated tomorrow, Thursday, March 14.

The committee has as its terms of reference “planning and execution of all approved activities for the inauguration, co-opting any organisation(s) person(s) relevant towards the successful execution of the programme; document for posterity, all planned activities for the Inauguration; and carry out any other assignment as may be required towards the successful implementation of the programme.”

The Osinbajo-led committee will be inauguration on Friday, March 15.

It has as its task, “to audit and determine the status of implementation of policies, programmes and projects either inherited or commenced by the Buhari-led administration”.

“To identify and highlight a residue of works and challenges that may militate against their successful implementation and prepare and produce a detailed working document that would guide the incoming cabinet members on the direction of government regarding policies, programmes and projects, among other responsibilities,” the statement added.

Other members of the committee are the chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari; head of civil service of the federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; minister of budget and national planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed; minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola among others.

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